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HOK will acquire 360, restart sports architecture practice – Kansas City Business Journal

Posted: Tuesday, August 19, 2014

HOK President Bill Hellmuth Austin Alonzo Reporter- Kansas City Business Journal Email  |  Twitter  |  LinkedIn  |  Google+ Global architecture and engineering firm HOK will acquire Kansas City’s 360 Architecture. On Tuesday, the St. Louis-based firm announced that it will acquire the sports architecture-focused firm for an undisclosed price. The merger, expected to close by the end of October, will allow HOK to set up a new sports and entertainment…

Roc Nation Sports wins purse bid – ESPN

Posted: Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Roc Nation Sports, the 16-month-old sports agency founded by music mogul Jay Z, wasted no time announcing its arrival on the scene as a boxing promoter to be reckoned with. In a stunner, Roc Nation Sports won a purse bid on Monday at WBO headquarters in San Juan, Puerto Rico, to secure the promotional rights to a mandatory fight between middleweight titleholder Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin and Matt Korobov, even…

Ardsley sports complex, coach tip off in court over job change – The Journal News / Lohud.com

Posted: Tuesday, August 19, 2014

A view of the basketball court inside the $12.8 million indoor sports complex in Ardsley on Aug. 23, 2012. House of Sports will offer Basketball, lacrosse and baseball in its 120,000 square-foot building, which also includes a gym. Staff will include NCAA National and AAU National championship coaches, as well as former players from Duke and San Jose State universities. ( Carucha L. Meuse / The Journal News )(Photo: Carucha…

Ardsley sports complex, coach tip off in court – The Journal News / Lohud.com

Posted: Tuesday, August 19, 2014

A view of the basketball court inside the $12.8 million indoor sports complex in Ardsley on Aug. 23, 2012. House of Sports will offer Basketball, lacrosse and baseball in its 120,000 square-foot building, which also includes a gym. Staff will include NCAA National and AAU National championship coaches, as well as former players from Duke and San Jose State universities. ( Carucha L. Meuse / The Journal News )(Photo: Carucha…

Roc Nation hires David Itskowitch – ESPN

Posted: Monday, August 18, 2014

Roc Nation Sports, the agency founded by music superstar Jay Z in April 2013, quickly made its mark in athlete representation and now plans to bring its muscle to boxing as a promoter. “There’s no question the sport of boxing needs a new player, someone who can do something different,” Michael Yormark, the president and chief of branding and strategy for parent company Roc Nation, told ESPN.com on Sunday night….

Women’s sport is front page news worth cheering about – The Guardian

Posted: Monday, August 18, 2014

“Guess what was on the news last night, and all over the front pages? England women have won the rugby world cup. They’re world champions!” My daughter punched the air. “Yesss!” She is six and not really interested in rugby, but being a girl who loves sport, this was welcome news. Her sport is football and, like many children her age, she expects to play professionally. But she has begun…

One Year In, Fox Sports 1 Hasn’t Lived Up to the Hype – AdAge.com

Posted: Monday, August 18, 2014

When Fox Sports 1 bowed in August 2013, advertisers hoped it would be an alternative to sports behemoth ESPN. But one year in, that dream has yet to materialize and media buyers say expectations have become much more reserved. In its first year, Fox Sports 1 averaged just 267,000 total viewers in prime time, less than NBCSN‘s 305,000, and a far cry from the 2.3 million people who regularly watch…

With Ballmer’s aid, elite school pushed limits of prep-sports rules – The Seattle Times

Posted: Monday, August 18, 2014

By the time Steve Ballmer’s oldest son reached his junior year at Lakeside School, the basketball program was in disarray. The Lions finished the 2008 season with just two wins, losing every game within a Seattle league that was otherwise producing NBA talent. One loss was by a margin of 66 points. An elite private school with an endowment of $190 million, Lakeside was better known for its academics, chess…

With Ballmer’s aid, elite school pushed limits of prep-sports rules – The Seattle Times

Posted: Monday, August 18, 2014

By the time Steve Ballmer’s oldest son reached his junior year at Lakeside School, the basketball program was in disarray. The Lions finished the 2008 season with just two wins, losing every game within a Seattle league that was otherwise producing NBA talent. One loss was by a margin of 66 points. An elite private school with an endowment of $190 million, Lakeside was better known for its academics, chess…

There’s No Off in This Season – New York Times

Posted: Monday, August 18, 2014

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Sports Scene: Palmetto, Tamiami teams win Mayor’s Cup Flag Football … – MiamiHerald.com

Posted: Monday, August 18, 2014

The inaugural Mayor’s Cup Flag Football Tournament was at Tropical Park as part of National Park and Recreation Month. The Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department hosted the event that showcased the power of football uniting the community. There were also football clinics, food trucks, contests and giveaways. Teams participating in the tournament represented the Greater Miami South Florida Pop Warner League, the Miami Xtreme League and other…

Tony Abbott slams ‘blackest day in sport’ claims by Labor – The Age

Posted: Monday, August 18, 2014

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Gossip column: Di Maria, Gonzalez, Lavezzi, Holtby, Mexes – BBC Sport

Posted: Monday, August 18, 2014

For a list of confirmed transfers, check out the transfers page. TRANSFER GOSSIP Manchester United are preparing a £100m package to bring Real Madrid winger Angel Di Maria, 26, to Old Trafford, which would cover the Argentina international’s £50m transfer fee and wages. (Daily Mail)  Southampton manager Ronald Koeman wants to make Lazio midfielder Alvaro Gonzalez, 29, his…

There’s No Off in This Season – New York Times

Posted: Monday, August 18, 2014

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With Ballmer’s aid, elite school pushed limits of prep-sports rules – The Seattle Times

Posted: Monday, August 18, 2014

By the time Steve Ballmer’s oldest son reached his junior year at Lakeside School, the basketball program was in disarray. The Lions finished the 2008 season with just two wins, losing every game within a Seattle league that was otherwise producing NBA talent. One loss was by a margin of 66 points. An elite private school with an endowment of $190 million, Lakeside was better known for its academics, chess…

Michigan madness: Gordon claims chaotic Cup race – FOXSports.com

Posted: Monday, August 18, 2014

For much of Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway, the battle for the lead was tough one between veteran Jeff Gordon and 24-year-old Joey Logano. With two of the best cars all weekend long, the two dominated the 200-lap race, leading a combination of 153 laps. However, Gordon was able to get the advantage of the Team Penske driver on the final restart of the day with just…

Shawn Marion to join LeBron James on Cavaliers – Yahoo Sports

Posted: Sunday, August 17, 2014

Free-agent forward Shawn Marion has decided to join the Cleveland Cavaliers, a source told Yahoo Sports. Marion decided to join forces with LeBron James in Cleveland, passing on opportunities to sign with the Indiana Pacers, Miami Heat or the Los Angeles Clippers. The Cavaliers are expected to announce the signing of the four-time All-Star to a deal for the veteran’s minimum on Monday. Marion averaged 10.4 points and 6.5 rebounds…

There’s No Off in This Season – New York Times

Posted: Sunday, August 17, 2014

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High School notebook: Good sports all around – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Posted: Sunday, August 17, 2014

The head football coach, head basketball coach and head baseball coach have a coaches summit every day on the football field at West Allegheny High School. And then they all coach together. You can bet there aren’t many high schools in the country where the football, basketball and baseball head coaches all have important jobs on the same coaching staff, but that’s the way…

With Ballmer’s aid, elite school pushed limits of prep-sports rules – The Seattle Times

Posted: Sunday, August 17, 2014

By the time Steve Ballmer’s oldest son reached his junior year at Lakeside School, the basketball program was in disarray. The Lions finished the 2008 season with just two wins, losing every game within a Seattle league that was otherwise producing NBA talent. One loss was by a margin of 66 points. An elite private school with an endowment of $190 million, Lakeside was better known for its academics, chess…